proFPGA quad A10 GX1150


Technical Highlights

  • Scaleable up to 32 M ASIC gates capacity on one board
  • Modular with up to 2 x Intel® Arria® A10 GX1150 FPGAs
  • Up to 2584 signals for I/O and inter FPGA connection
  • Up to 24 individually adjustable voltage regions
  • Up to 1.0 Gbps single ended point to point speed

Product Summary

The proFPGA quad A10 GX1150 system is a complete and modular multi- FPGA solution, which meets highest requirements in the area of FPGA based Prototyping. It addresses customers who need a scalable and flexible high speed ASIC Prototyping solution for early software development and real time system verification. The innovative system concept offers highest flexibility and reusability reconfigurability for several projects, which guarantees the best return on investment.

Highest Flexibility
The system architecture is based on a modular and scalable single-chip concept. The FPGAs are assembled on dedicated FPGA modules, which will be plugged on the proFPGA uno, duo or quad motherboard. This offers the highest flexibility to use for example different FPGA types in one system or to scale a system in increments of one FPGA. The user has access to almost all I/Os of the FPGA, which gives him maximum freedom regarding the FPGA interconnection structure. This way the prototyping system can be adapted in the best way to any user design. Furthermore the system offers a total of 32 extension sites on the top and bottom site for standard or user specific extension boards like DDR4 memory, PCIe gen1/2/3, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 or other high speed interface and interconnect boards.

Maximum Performance
The well designed boards of the proFPGA system are optimized and trimmed to guarantee best signal integrity and to achieve highest performance. The high speed boards together with specific high speed connectors allow a maximum point-to-point speed of up to 1.0 Gbps single ended over the standard FPGA I/Os and up to 17.4 Gbps differential over the high speed serial transceivers of the FPGA. This performance combined with the high interconnection flexibility allows the designer to run his design at the highest possible speed on the proFPGA system.

Biggest Capacity
Equipped with up to four Intel® Arria® 10 FPGA modules, the proFPGA quad system can handle up to 32 M ASIC gates on only one board. Due to the fact, that multiple proFPGA quad or duo systems can be connected to even larger systems, there is an unlimited scalability and no theoretical maximum in capacity.

Very User Friendly
The proFPGA prototyping system provides an extensive set of features and tools, like remote system configuration, integrated self and performance test, automatic board detection, automatic I/O voltage programming, system scan and safety mechanism, which simplifies the usage of the FPGA based system tremendously.



  • Up to 4 x Intel® Arria® 10 GX1150 FPGA Modules


  • Up to 32 M ASIC gates on one board (8 M ASIC gates per FPGA Module)

FPGA-internal memory

  • Up to 217,04 Mbit on one board (54,26 Mbit per FPGA Module)

Signaling rate

  • Up to 1.0 Gbps single ended (standard I/O)/ up to 17.4 Gbps differential

Extension sites

  • Up to 24 extension sites with high speed connectors

I/O resources

  • Overall 2584 signals for I/O and inter FPGA connection
    • 646 free I/Os per FPGA Module
      • 4x141 I/Os to top side connectors
      • 1x43 I/Os and 1x39 to bottom side connectors
  • Single-ended or differential

High Speed I/O transceivers

  • 96 dedicated high speed serial transceivers running up to 17.4 Gbps
    • 24 high speed serial transceivers per FPGA Module

FPGAs interconnections

  • Flexible via high-speed interconnection boards or cables

Voltage regions

  • 24 individually adjustable I/O voltage regions
  • 6 individually adjustable voltage regions per FPGA Module
  • Stepless from 1.2 up 1.8V
  • Automated detection of daughter card and adjustment of right voltage


  • Flexible via high-speed interconnection boards or cables

Voltage Regions

  • 24 individually adjustable I/O voltage regions
  • 6 individually adjustable voltage regions per FPGA Module
  • Stepless from 1.2V up to 1.8V on 6 extension sites
  • Automated detection of daughter card and adjustment of right voltage


  • 48 differential external clock inputs
    • 24 differential clock inputs per FPGA Module
    • 6 differential clock inputs per connector
  • Run-time configurable local clocks
    • 8 global clock and sync signal inputs per motherboard
    • Fully synchronous derived clocks with sync signals


  • With host software via Ethernet, USB 2.0, PCIe or standalone over USB stick or JTAG

Data exchange

  • On board DMBI (Device Message Box Interface)
  • Data exchange rate:
    • Ethernet (up to 100 Mbps)
    • USB (480 Mbps)
    • PCIe (up to 3.5 Gbps)


  • External (optional) ATX Power Supply (12 V, 24 - 35 A output)


  • 5.91" x 0.95" x 12.20" / 150 mm x 24 mm x 310 mm (width x height x depth)
  • 1.5 kg weight

System Architechture




proFPGA quad Intel®Arria® 10 GX1150 FPGA Prototyping System Configurations
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Extension Sites6121824
FPGA Modules1234
FPGATypeIntel® Arria® 10 GX1150 F1932Intel® Arria® 10 GX1150 F1932Intel® Arria® 10 GX1150 F1932Intel® Arria® 10 GX1150 F1932
Logic Capacity (ASIC Gates)8M16M24M32M
FPGA Memory54,26 Mbit108,62 Mbit162,78 Mbit217,04 Mbit
I/O Resources646129219382584
High Speed I/O Transceivers4896144192
Adjustable Voltage Regions6121824
Clock Inputs54 + 6108 + 6162 + 6216 + 6
Global Clocks8/x-derived8/x-derived8/x-derived8/x-derived




FPGA Mixing Technology (FMT)

  • Easy plugging and unplugging of FPGA modules on motherboard
  • Various FPGAs from different vendors can be used
  • Automatic scanning and detection of FPGA modules, when plugged
  • Different FPGA configurations are handled and controlled by profpga Messenger

Smart Stacking Technology (SST)

  • Automatic Board detection when boards are plugged
  • Automatic and right I/O voltage setting and programming with conflict detection
  • Integrated interconnection self and performance test
  • Smart I/O resource management. No I/O resources get lost or get blocked by connectors

Device Message Box Interface (DMBI)

  • High speed, low latency data exchange system
  • Enables various use modes like remote system configuration and monitoring and debugging
  • Up to 3.5 Gbps data transfer rate
  • Runs over USB, Ethernet or PCIe

Advanced Clock Management (ACM)

The proFPGA system uses an innovative dual-stage clock generator architecture. Each proFPGA motherboard is capable of distributing up to 8 true asynchronous master beats. Each master beat may be used to derive a virtually unlimited number of clock domains inside the FPGAs. With the unique proFPGA synchronization scheme, clock domains and associated reset signals can be generated fully phase-synchronous over all FPGAs on the motherboard and over multiple motherboards.

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